Sunday, July 30, 2017

Hachette UK
Hachette UK has recorded a sales uplift of 10.2% for the first half of the year, boosted by strong sales in its adult trade arm and Hodder Education.
NIcola Solomon
The Society of Authors chief executive Nicola Solomon has called on publishers to adhere to a seven-step plan to ensure that special sales or “ultra-high” discounted sales do not damage authors’ overall earnings or the market for full-price sales.
Ehsan Abdollahi
Following a swell of public support, Iranian children’s illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi has been granted a visa to enter the UK with just days to go before he is due to attend Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Fiona Mozley
John Murray's gamble on an acquiring editor's first signing has paid off after part-time bookseller Fiona Mozley's unpublished debut Elmet made her the youngest author on 2017's Man Booker Prize longlist.
The Commuter Pig-Keeper
A guide for the modern time-harrassed pig keeper has roasted the rest of the shortlist, trotting home with The Bookseller’s 39th annual Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year.
The Kite Runner
Bloomsbury is launching a new modern classics series this September featuring titles by Khaled Hosseini, William Boyd and Donna Tartt.

Hillary Clinton
Simon & Schuster UK has said that Hillary Clinton's forthcoming book, first acquired as a collection of essays, will in fact constitute her "most personal memoir yet".
Jeff Bezos
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos briefly became the world’s richest person as shares in the e-commerce giant rose ahead of the release of its second quarter results.
Emily Yau
Quercus Fiction has hired Ebury's Emily Yau as editorial director at the imprint. 
Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad (Fleet) has won the Arthur C Clarke Award for Science Fiction Literature.
Head of Zeus
Nikky Ward, currently senior sales executive at Atlantic, is to join Head of Zeus as digital sales manager.
Jo Greig
Jo Greig, previously international marketing director and western European sales director at Macmillan Education, has been appointed sales and marketing director at Bristol University Press and its imprint Policy Press.

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